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American Documentary, Inc.  ("AmDoc") the non-profit parent organization and producer of the award-winning PBS documentary series POV seeks an Executive Director who will oversee all finance, fundraising, operations/business affairs, programming/production and engagement of this vibrant and growing organization. This position offers a unique opportunity to grow the organization, while continuing to inspire and champion programing, new media and related educational activities.


  • Strong financial management, short and long term planning and reporting. Develop annual budget, working with finance and operations to plan, oversee and execute annual audit; oversee investment and cash flow; periodic reports to the Board, prepare, monitor and project budgets for funders, and ensure that funds for cash reserve are maintained and grow.
  • Work with senior staff in building and executing long and short term fundraising. Develop new sources of funding and revenue for ongoing and new program initiatives; oversee compliance issues, and overseeing development department and managing critical relationships with funders (government, foundations, and private individuals).
  • Managing relationships, in collaboration with senior staff, with key parties notably, PBS, CPB, APT, etc.
  • Negotiate contracts with CPB, PBS, WGBH and other public media entities; work closely with POV's EP in negotiating filmmaker licensing agreements for POV, American ReFramed and other special projects as needed; oversee compliance with nonprofit and federal regulations and update as regulations evolve; and maintain and update Amdoc's insurance policies, i.e., E&O, general liability, etc.
  • Overseeing all personnel, ensure that job descriptions are maintained, performance evaluations are held, and sound Human Resources policies are in place.
  • The ED will have final editorial control over all content and will work closely with the EP and VP of Content Strategy to assess and strengthen existing programs and develop new programs to achieve organizational goals. Stay on top of significant developments in nonprofit management and documentary film worldwide to ensure AmDoc strategy and execution and to continue to position the organization as a leader in the field.
  • Nurturing and championing the culture of AmDoc | POV.


  • Impeccable leadership and communications skills.
  • A clear vision for maintaining and enhancing Amdoc's leadership in the documentary field. A strong strategic sense.
  • Proven financial track record and fundraising.
  • Editorial experience, especially in journalism and documentary programming.
  • Ability to inspire, organize and bring to fruition the work of creative teams.
  • Minimum ten years of senior management experience in the nonprofit field.
  • Managing teams in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively.
  • Familiarity with new distribution avenues and options.
  • Broad network of untapped potential relationships and resources.


AmDoc's primary programmatic activities include:

POV is American television's first and longest-running showcase for award-winning documentaries. Now in its 28th year on PBS, POV is the preeminent outlet for today's boldest nonfiction filmmakers, presenting intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action. POV is an innovator, consistently introducing fresh, new voices and interactive experiences that shine a light on social issues and elevate the art and craft of storytelling. With our regular feature documentary broadcasts, special presentations, original online programming and dynamics community engagement, we are committed to providing extraordinary work that celebrates diverse perspectives.

America ReFramed, produced in collaboration with WGBH WORLD, presents documentary films with a range of personal viewpoints and voices on the nation's social issues — giving audiences the opportunity to learn from the past, understand the present, and explore new frameworks for America's future. With weekly 60- to 90-minute independent films, followed by provocative conversations led by host/moderator Natasha Del Toro, this weekly series offers an unfiltered look at people rarely given a voice on national television.

Please send resume and cover letter to Betty Cordero at The American Documentary, Inc., 20 Jay Street, Suite 940, Brooklyn, NY 11201 or via e-mail to

Deadline: June 30, 2015

American Documentary, Inc. is committed to a diverse workplace and is an enthusiastic equal opportunity employer.


American Documentary, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

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